Monday, May 30, 2016

Memorial Day fun

Everything is a hat

Trying a nice pose.... Didn't work. 

Look mom, new hats!

Who knew connect 4 could entertain tots for hours?

Mama found an inch worm. 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The competition heats up...

Two new couples have been added to our adoption agencies web site.  For some reason I view them as our competition. 

Obviously I feel that we're a great family... but we're up against some steep competition.  I can only hope and pray that the right birth mother likes our profile above the others.  And when other families are chosen, I can only trust that we weren't right for that birth mother and baby. 

Our CFLS profile

Friday, May 13, 2016


This year I got the garden in early!  We'd been having such nice weather and Mat tilled it up on Mother's Day for me. 40% bigger, but I got it planted already!

I bought 11 starts from a garden center; tomatoes, bell peppers, banana peppers, basil, and jalapeños. 

We've got the rhubarb and cilantro going as the perennials of the garden. We planted raspberries. I did three rows of sweet corn in the back from the seeds I saved two years ago. And partial rows of green beans. If the corn or the green beans don't grow, the. I'll just have to but store seeds and replant.  I also threw in some sunflowers in the back corner just because I had some seeds from years ago. We'll see of they grow.

But now it's supposed to be below freezing tonight.... That's what I get for planting early!  So I went out and blanketed. 

It is very windy today, and I'm a one-armed person. I think I did pretty well 😊

I wasn't able to cover the whopper tomatoes, because Mat had (at my request) preemptively stuck fence posts in to hold them up (we've had serious tippage in the past). 

I just took down the cages that weren't posted in, put short sticks around each plant, and covered as best I could. With the fence posts that Mat brought over for me last night. Those things are heavy- so it'll hopefully stay put!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Weekend with cousins

This past weekend we visited with my sisters family while Mat installed a new bathroom vanity (the old one was leaky and there was mold underneath). He had to turn the water off so he thought it would be easier without Daughter here.

Daughter had a blast!
How many toddlers can fit under here?

Pooped after the park

Auntie did pigtails!!!!

Niece loves ice cream!

We were back for church with a new dress (too big for niece right now)

New vanity!